1672Re: High River & Frank Lake
- Jun 3, 2003I live near herea nd thought i would add my 2 cents worth in,
There is a little ghost town named Frank near High River however it is not
between High River and Aldersyde but East of High River, I have been there,
origially it was a little mormon pioneer town but not all mormons lived
there, there is some building s still standing (I am a photograper and have
lots of photos) but the exciting part is that there is a little Cemetary
that is surrounded by a fence in the middle of a farmers field, and about
200 people in it, I was so excited i told my church about it and now the
youth go out and take care of it, this i also have photos of. There is also
a lake near by that is now a nature reserve, it is a very small lake now but
once was quite a bit larger.
Hope this helps and if you need anything elce let me know.
----- Original Message -----
From: "E.Rodier" <cerear@...>
Sent: Monday, May 19, 2003 3:12 PM
Subject: High River & Frank Lake
> Hi Bill,
> I see an unmarked lake in that area on Grandpa's 1930 Alberta map with
> townships. Found Mr. Frank in the 1906 census.
> A relative taught school at Blackie in the 1920's, not sure of the exact
> order in relation to other school terms near Calgary. She boarded with the
> family of Beulah who used to work at Calgary Family History Centre.
> at FamilyRoots 2002 had some of Beulah's pictures around 1928 when she was
> boarding with her former teacher's relatives in Calgary.
> Teachers liked to work at schools in the towns along the railway lines so
> they could get home to Calgary on the weekends.
> Google search for Frank Lake showed a link to this map with townships
> and another Frank Lake in northern Alberta.
> Municipal District of Foothills has links to land use maps dated April
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bill Mumford"
> > I would suspect it probably refers to Frank Lake, which is a few miles
> > of High River. In the forties it was large enough to necessitate the
> > making a big swing around it. It was dry a few decades later but in the
> > 90's waste water from the Cargill plant was directed to the lake bed and
> > waterfowl preserve developed.
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